Susil Crags

Disaster has struck!
The Crags are a series of rocky formations with small caves and crevices throughout. Many of the lower-lying areas of the Crags have been flooded, however, with water pouring in from the Northern stretches of Moladion. Some paths have been completely submerged, and some are nothing more than a few rocky peaks sticking out of the water. The water is fairly slow moving but begins to pick speed up towards the Grotto, becoming a series of intense rapids and waterfalls as it nears the Grotto's entrance.

The area itself is still traversible. However, it can be risky. Large amounts of debris can enter the waterway, creating bridges at times but also creating dams that break and cause ocassional flash-flooding. Be careful, travelers! One wrong step and you could end up finding out where the water goes.

Note: Susil Crags will return to normal once 25 posts have been completed (or at Staff discretion). During this time, new threads will receive a 'Surprise','Disaster', and prizes.

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All we see or seem - Lucia, exodus

It had been almost blissful to raise a child with Exodus. I had struggled through the birth but despite the way my body seemed intent to cave in upon itself my mate kept me well fed and stocked. There was little I did in those first few weeks besides sleep and lay about while Lucia began to crawl and grow and become so entirely curious I was taken aback. She was innocent and sweet, much like my Myrria had once been. Now my eldest daughter hovered often with us, not quite allowing herself to be drawn into the family. I encouraged her to come be a part of us yet she beheld Exodus with extreme distance that I could not bridge. Didn't truly try to because I was unsure... how could I help bridge such a gap when I had broods of children out there that I had never questioned their whereabouts?

I felt increasing guilt over the days as Lucia grew but I refused to tell Exodus. I didn't want to spoil his love of our family with tainted memories of the ones I had abandoned. Sometimes I would stare at Lucia with a hard glint in my read eyes and think "she could have been cast out like them." And then I would feel a sort of loathing for myself because she was gentle and kind and could my others have been the same with a little bit of affection? Had I wanted that?

It didn't matter. I told myself it didn't matter. Except one day I felt a sudden snap in the middle of the night - I gasped awake with tears pouring from my eyes and an aching emptiness in my chest. Eleanor.... but I kept my lips stubbornly closed when Exodus questioned me about it. I had felt such disgust at our bonding - how I had been bonded to another female, how messed up I was. Yet I paced often and stared towards Iromar because I heard their screams of grief and I knew it was true. I felt guilt at having felt so disgusted but also relief. I was free...

The paw pads of my child draw my attention, ears flicking back as my slender muzzle jerks in her direction. "Lucia, where have you been?" My voice is gentle and cajoling with just a bit of steel in there because she had become prone to wandering and I fretted. Was she a target because of my past sins? "You cannot keep wandering off, darling, lest the night creatures steal you away." It was bright day but I didn't care, a warning in my voice because Myrria had disappeared and I think this thing between me and my mate would shatter if such a thing happened.


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